On 01/10/2014 10:03 PM, David Hendricks wrote:
Thanks for bringing this up. I was kind of on the
fence about approving
your Cubieboard changes because of some of the license headers, but
shrugged it off thinking that the intent was obvious enough.
IANAL, but from what I understand it's usually a good idea to avoid
mucking with legalese as to avoid unintended consequences of how
licenses are enforced, particularly with regard to international
treaties pertaining to IP and copyrighted works.
Also, there are a few distinct free software licenses used in coreboot
so I'd hate to add to the confusion. Keeping the licenses in their
canonical form and applying them to ever file ensures that coreboot gets
all the proper legal protections.
Linux and a few other projects already use short headers.
Maybe someone more familiar with software licensing
can shed some light
on the subject.